Only three ducks remain on the pond: the two Khaki Campbell cross siblings (drake and hen) and the wild mallard hen.
These ducks are now as wild as any you’ll see at a park pond. When a person approaches they fly into the water and stay there.
I don’t think any of our native predators, save a mink or an otter, is going to waste time trying to catch them in the water.
Unless there is an alligator or bull shark in the pond, I think they are pretty safe.
That khaki drake is as gorgeous as he is wary and wise.
When he was just a duckling, he used to decoy the dog away from his siblings.
I hope he and that mallard hen have ducklings this spring.
But let’s not count the eggs before they hatch.